Why are so many people unhappy?
I was at a department store today and I overheard two sales clerks talking. They were complaining about the workplace, the hours, the other employees…speaking in hushed tones as though no one around them could hear their negative words.
They did not know that only a few feet away from them, I, who can hear the grass grow, could hear every word.
As I listened to them, I thought to myself, why are so many people unhappy?
Unhappy in their work, unhappy in their relationships, unhappy in their life…
I can go into any grocery store at any time of the day and be met with a surly, grumpy employee who will no doubt ignore me if I was on fire.
When I ask them how they are, I am met with, “Is it 5:00 yet?” or the droll “I’m still here…”
I can talk to just about every other woman on the street who is in an unhappy relationship and she will be more than happy to tell me her tale of woe. Why?
I know women who live with men who cheat on them and they tolerate it. Why? Then they complain about being so miserable. Why?
I know people who have children and all they do is complain about them. Why? I cannot have children after losing twin boys back in 1998. I would love to have my sons here with me today. Be thankful for the children you have.
I used to be a miserable person. I hate to admit that however it’s true. I was sullen, arrogant, controlling, judgmental and a times, downright rude.
I was just a miserable shrew and I guess now that I am not…I am so far away from that horrible person, that I can see that trait in others.
I get it.
FaceBook is another example of misery. I know, I know, I am a big time FaceBook fan and enjoy it for the most part however there are so many posts on there that are a turn off to me.
I understand that everyone has a bad day or gets sick but do you have to post about it all the time? I had to turn off one post from a woman who is ill and every single day, ALL day long, her posts reflect her illness. Nothing positive is ever talked about.
Did it ever occur to her that she is drawing more illness into her life?
I see people on there who are angry and some threaten others…some badmouth everyone and spread hate and negative energy.
I don’t want to be around that, do you?
I am not little Mary Sunshine every day however it’s important for me to spread joy to others and to make a difference in someone’s life…a positive difference.
Back in 2006, I lost my mother after a short illness. After her death, I was thrown into a black pit of loss and despair. One by one tragedies befell me until the person I knew before no longer existed.
I was an empty shell, a nothing, a nobody…I wanted to die and die I did. I thank God for that death
It took three years to live again and see the light at the end of the tunnel and realize that it was not a train but the sun and it wanted me to live again, to love again, to breathe.
It had faith in me when to me, all faith had been lost.
It was then and only then did the old me go away and die. It just withered up and died right there and in its place was a new person, a reborn person who was no longer unhappy, I was no longer someone who was full of anger and bitterness, someone who could finally see the sun through the clouds and I learned to love others in a deep and profound way.
Out of that darkness came the book THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT…which is “a dying mother’s advice for the obstinate daughter she is leaving behind…” a brutally raw look at caring for a dying mother while I too, was dying inside.
Life is good…it is also short and as my mother always said, it gets shorter as we age and it goes faster too…so the next time you are unhappy, stop and ask yourself why…
Listen to that inner voice inside and fill that black hole of anger and doubt with positive energy and joy. The Universe will thank you for it and so will I.
I choose to be happy…how about you? 🙂
REVIEWS FOR THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT
“This book brought me back to a teenage year, I was eighteen, when I lost a very important person in my life. I was young and trying to be a (everything) to everybody and this booked helped me to realize, that I did do what I was supposed to do in supporting this very important person while she was dying.
As you grow older and start your own family you hide these feeling (kinda) but as you grow older and your life settles down… they come out. Because of you telling your story made my guilt lessen. Thank you for writing this book and telling your story. Now every time I see a rainbow I will remember this very important person and think of your supportive chapters in your book. Good luck to you.” D
“This is a wonderful book that touches on many emotions that we go through when we are dealing with a crisis, especially a prolonged one. The wisdom and courage of both Lisa and her mother came shining through in her writing. I can’t remember the last time I read a book that touched me this much!” Gail
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“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
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